Broncos Host Seahawks Tonight At Mile High
To the delight of many players, yesterday was the official end of the 2012 Denver Broncos training camp at Dove Valley. Tonight is the second of four pre-season games, giving NFL veterans like Peyton Manning, rookies, and coaches a chance to see how far the team has progressed. Kickoff vs. the Seattle Seahawks is set for 7:00 at Sports Authority Field (TV: KUSA, Channel 9).
With Saturday’s game against Seattle coming immediately on the heels of training camp, wide receiver Eric Decker is expecting the crowd to provide the players with a much-needed infusion of energy.
“It’s going to be nice,” Decker said. “When you get to Saturday, your body is sore. You’re tired, and to get that extra adrenaline from the fans and just the excitement level is going to be there. I think it’s going to be great for us. We’re going to feed off that and we’re going to try to put on a show for them.”
Quarterback Peyton Manning said the crowd can only do so much to establish a home-field advantage. It’s imperative that the players give the home fans something to cheer about.
On the field, the defense will look to maintain the level it played at against the Bears, when it surrendered just 132 yards of total offense while sacking Chicago six times and forcing three turnovers.
On the other side of the ball, the Broncos starters were pleased with the way they picked up yardage with Manning under center, but upset that Manning’s only series ended in an interception. Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy said finishing drives will be an emphasis against Seattle.
The starters on both sides of the ball will have substantially more time to find a rhythm than they did last Thursday. For Manning, that means more opportunities to improve on what the offense was able to accomplish in limited action against Chicago. Regardless of how many series he plays, the goal will be to make the most of every snap.
Friday morning’s practice concluded the Broncos’ 2012 training camp, which has been attended in a record fashion. Tonight marks an opportunity for the Broncos to finally give those fans a taste of what this season has in store.
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